An algorithm is proposed for determining the proximity distribution of energy transfers from measured dose-averaged lineal energies. The applicability of the algorithm is illustrated with a calculation for a Cobalt-60 beam based on a set of experimental y_D values. Practical methods for using the proposed algorithm are discussed.
Keywords: proximity distribution, lineal energies, unfolding, dose, ionoizing radiation, B-spline, minimum chi-squared fitting, Cobalt-60 radiation, Monte Carlo transport
Keywords: proximity distribution, inverse problem, Mellin transform
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